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Digital Photography For Dummies

by Julie Adair King

Wiley | March 27, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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A new edition gets you in the picture for learning digital photography

Whether you have a point-and-shoot or digital SLR camera, this new edition of the full-color bestseller is packed with tips, advice, and insight that you won''t find in your camera manual. Digital photography guru Julie Adair King presents you with new and extensively updated information on topics that is written for fledgling photographers in a fun and friendly style. You''ll explore tips for finding the gear that best suits your needs, using built-in tools, working with focus and exposure, and shooting like a pro.

However, if you''ve already got an archives full of photos, then this guide shows you how to upload, edit, manage, and share your images. Advice for prolonging battery life, an honest look at the pros and cons of digital SLR, and a helpful glossary are all aimed at making your experience with digital photography picture perfect!

  • Shows you how to set up your camera for basic shooting and use automatic mode, common scene modes, and all the camera''s features
  • Explains how to edit your images and fix common problems like dim lighting or red-eye
  • Highlights ways to print photos at home or through a service and then posting online to social sites or send to a cell phone
  • Helps you manage depth of field, exposure, and white balance

Digital Photography For Dummies, 7th Edition provides you with rich, full-color examples throughout to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.71 in

Published: March 27, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118092031

ISBN - 13: 9781118092033

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Digital Photography For Dummies

by Julie Adair King

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.71 in

Published: March 27, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118092031

ISBN - 13: 9781118092033

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Gearing Up 7

Chapter 1: Choosing Your First (Or Next) Digital Camera 9

Chapter 2: Extra Goodies for Extra Fun 49

Part II: Easy Does It: Taking the Fast Track to Great Pics 73

Chapter 3: Getting Your Camera Ready to Go 75

Chapter 4: Easy Does It: Great Photos in Automatic Mode 103

Part III: Moving Beyond Full Auto 121

Chapter 5: Taking Control of Exposure 123

Chapter 6: Manipulating Focus and Color 157

Chapter 7: Getting the Shot: How the Pros Do It 191

Part IV: From Camera to Computer and Beyond 215

Chapter 8: Viewing and Downloading Your Pictures 217

Chapter 9: Printing Your Pictures 237

Chapter 10: Onscreen, Mr. Sulu! 257

Part V: The Part of Tens 283

Chapter 11: Ten Great Online Resources 285

Chapter 12: Top Ten Maintenance and Emergency Care Tips 289

Appendix: Glossary of Digital Photography Terms 297

Index 307

From the Publisher

A new edition gets you in the picture for learning digital photography

Whether you have a point-and-shoot or digital SLR camera, this new edition of the full-color bestseller is packed with tips, advice, and insight that you won''t find in your camera manual. Digital photography guru Julie Adair King presents you with new and extensively updated information on topics that is written for fledgling photographers in a fun and friendly style. You''ll explore tips for finding the gear that best suits your needs, using built-in tools, working with focus and exposure, and shooting like a pro.

However, if you''ve already got an archives full of photos, then this guide shows you how to upload, edit, manage, and share your images. Advice for prolonging battery life, an honest look at the pros and cons of digital SLR, and a helpful glossary are all aimed at making your experience with digital photography picture perfect!

  • Shows you how to set up your camera for basic shooting and use automatic mode, common scene modes, and all the camera''s features
  • Explains how to edit your images and fix common problems like dim lighting or red-eye
  • Highlights ways to print photos at home or through a service and then posting online to social sites or send to a cell phone
  • Helps you manage depth of field, exposure, and white balance

Digital Photography For Dummies, 7th Edition provides you with rich, full-color examples throughout to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words!

From the Jacket

Get going with your digital camera and start taking great photos right away!

Whether you''re considering your first digital camera, planning to graduate from point-and-shoot to dSLR, or wondering about your camera''s features, you need this bestselling guide! It tells you things you won''t find in the camera manual, like time-honored photographic techniques, tips for certain types of photography, printing options, and much more.

  • What you need — learn what the different camera features do and determine what works for the way you take pictures

  • Ready, aim, shoot — set up your camera and learn how to get the best shots in any mode

  • Take control — explore your camera''s setting options and apply them to get better photos

  • Learn from the pros — experiment with recommended settings and techniques for portraits, close-ups, action shots, and landscapes

  • Bring them to life — review photos using your camera''s playback features, then download and share them

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on choosing the camera that best suits your needs

  • Set-up options that produce better photos

  • Accessories your digital studio should have

  • How to get better action shots

  • When to shift your dSLR out of auto mode for better results

  • All about using (and not using) flash

  • How to diagnose and fix focus problems

  • Ten essential camera care tips

Learn to:

  • Take better pictures with your point-and-shoot camera or dSLR

  • Set your camera to improve color, focus, and lighting

  • Upload, edit, and share your great photos

IN FULL COLOR!

About the Author

Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photography since 1997. Julie''s current bestsellers include several guides on Nikon and Canon cameras.

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